Commercial and Corporate

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Business, Commercial and Company Services


ASCO Legal provides a wide range of corporate and commercial services.

Our commercial and corporate services include:

  • Business and company purchases - sales and mergers;
  • Company formation including adoption of constitutions, and preparation of company registers, sales, purchases, amalgamations, look-through companies, restructuring, liquidations, and other requirements;
  • Joint Venture and Shareholders' agreements;
  • Bringing businesses to New Zealand;
  • Franchising - all aspects - see our Franchising section here;
  • Commercial Property - Sale, purchase, financing, developing and leasing;
  • Employment - Including personnel agreements and policies, structure, advice, and disputes - see our Employment section here;
  • Company structures and asset protection structures to help protect your investments;
  • Special partnerships;
  • Consumer Protection issues – assisting with compliance with relevant consumer protection legislation including; the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003, new Commerce Commission Guidelines effective 17 March 2015 under new provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1986 (and new [ ] and fines and penalties regulations under the FTA), the Privacy Act 1993, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, and the Commerce Act 1986;
  • Advising on compliance with the Companies Act 1993, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2014, the Financial Transactions Reporting Act 1996, and compliance requirements;
  • Advising directors and boards in respect of their legal obligations, and duties and risks;
  • Drafting and reviewing of commercial documentation and agreements including; distribution, supply and manufacturing agreements, customer/credit application forms and terms of trade;
  • Employee share schemes including share option schemes;
  • Financing and security documentation;
  • Intellectual property protection - Including brand names, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets - see our Intellectual Property section here;
  • Other corporations and structures including partnerships, associations, charitable incorporated societies, and trust establishment and administration.